Neil Giraldo is a guitarist, producer and singer from Cleveland, Ohio who is probably best known as the lead guitar player in 1980s pop icon Pat Benatar's band. Feeling a strong affinity towards music at a young age, Giraldo would go on to learn how to play the guitar when he was six years old--being influenced by six-string luminaries like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. After drying Cleveland's musical well, Giraldo moved to New York and was put in touch with Benatar. The two bonded immediately and their musical collaborations produced the most successful and popular hits of the two musicians careers. Though Giraldo continues to play in Benatar's band, he also maintains a solo career for him to channel is own sonic direction into.